Norway – Eidesvik plans to upgrade the offshore wind vessel MV Acergy Viking, in an effort to reduce fleet emissions.
Eidesvik’s ambition is to reduce its fleet’s emissions by 50 percent by 2030 and to operate emission-free by 2050.
MV Acergy Viking upgrade
The MV Acergy Viking will be equipped with a battery pack and hybrid propulsion solution. The conversion of the 14-year-old vessel will be completed in the first quarter of 2022. With hybrid propulsion, the ship is expected to reduce diesel consumption (MGO) by up to 350 tonnes per year. That is a corresponding reduction in CO2 emissions of more than 1,000 tonnes per year.
Contract with Siemens Gamesa
Earlier this year, Acergy Viking renewed the offshore wind contract with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy until 2027 and will sail as a service vessel for the renewable energy giant in the six years ahead. Both Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, and Enova SF with their support, have been important partners in realizing the hybridization of the ship.